Rankin Promise Program

Rankin Promise Program
235 Fourth Avenue
Rankin, PA 15104

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Program Description

The Rankin Promise Program is an alternative education program for students within the district who have demonstrated at-risk behaviors.  The program features a full academic curriculum identical to courses used within our district's other schools.  Students will receive instruction in the four core areas of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies.  Students are also expected to participate in physical education and a social skills class.  At the Elementary Level, students continue participation in physical education, art, music, and library classes.  Students will have the opportunity to maintain a regular and steady progress towards graduation while, at the same time, receiving counseling and academic support that helps them identify their individual obstacles to success and then overcome them.  The Wolverine/Rankin Promise Program enrolls regular education students and students with disabilities in grades 1 - 12.  Credit recovery is available for students who are in need of credits toward graduation.  

Placement within the Program

Students are placed in the program on the recommendation of the building administration, school psychologist, counselors and/or school board.  An informal hearing with parents and student will take place with building administration.  Once determined that the student will attend Rankin, an intake meeting occurs with the administrator, staff, and other relevant personnel for the purpose of explaining the program format and expectations.  Both parent and student are required to sign a behavioral contract and a Wolverine Promise Program contract prior to placement.

Goal of the Program

The goal of the program is to provide students, who are experiencing difficulty being academically and/or behaviorally successful in the normal educational setting, an opportunity to develop appropriate learning and behavior skills.  These skills include academic strategies, social skills training, and emotional self-awareness training.  It is the goal of the faculty and staff to meet the diverse needs of these students through the use of collaborative efforts of students, families, school and community agencies.  The objective of the program is to return students to the mainstreamed school environment when they have met their individual goals.  It is expected that students will be in the program a minimum of one academic semester or 45 days before transition is considered.